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How Dangerous Are Roadside Construction Sites? – An Attorney Explains

Roadside work sites are some of the most dangerous places for construction workers. Every day, pavers, crossing guards, highway maintenance workers, power-line installers, and other roadside workers put their lives on the line in order to earn a living. According to The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWP), more than 1,000 construction workers lost...

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South Carolina DOT Tackles Dangerous Rural Roads

South Carolina highways are among the most dangerous in the U.S. Between 2012 and 2016, there were 6,800 crashes that resulted in fatalities or serious injuries. But South Carolina’s Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is working to improve the quality and safety of our roads. Phase 1 of the Rural Road Safety Program began last year, when 500 miles of rural roads...

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Safer Trucks Would Mean Fewer South Carolina Truck Accidents

When tractor-trailers compete with smaller passenger vehicles on South Carolina roads, the results can be deadly. The combination of excess size, speed, and industry-wide poor safety practices have long been known to lead to deadly crashes. Fatalities attributed to collisions with large trucks have been climbing steadily in recent years, with more than 4,300 people...

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Extreme Heat Impacts Workers in South Carolina

South Carolina has the second-highest rate of non-fatal occupational injuries and exposure to environmental heat, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. South Carolina Heat-Related Work Injury Rate Substantial South Carolina had a rate of 1 per 100,000 workers suffering work-related heat exposure from the environment. That may not seem like much,...

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Who is Responsible for a South Carolina Car Accident Involving Self-Driving Technology?

A recent fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona has raised serious and urgent safety concerns about self-driving vehicles. In addition to the pressing safety issues, federal legislators are also concerned about the legal rights of injury victims who are hurt by self-driving vehicles. The technology is still so new that the law has not yet made...

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Top 10 Occupations with the Most Fatal Injuries

Those who work around heavy machinery or perform physical labor are prone to injuries caused by careless mistakes or equipment malfunction. A list of the 10 most dangerous occupations was compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The level of danger in each occupation was defined as the fatal work injury rate per 100,000...

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Technology and Safety in Columbia Workplaces

Technology affects many aspects of professional life. Many employers readily utilize the latest devices and software in order to improve productivity, reduce overhead expenses, and more efficiently deliver a cost-effective product or service to their clients. Yet one important benefit of technology in the workplace is often overlooked. Comprehensive safety programs can identify and address...

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